We were there the last week in May and the whole lake, which is enormous, was still a sheet of ice. We had always had the ambition to visit Yellowstone and we were not disappointed it is a really beautifuil place with so much wildlife to see.
We pulled into a parking area at the side of the lake to take in the view and there were loads of people aiming their cameras on the other side of the road and there was a bear with her cubs in the meadow and evidently about 10 minutes before we arrived the bears had been in the parking area at the side of the lake getting a drink.
We saw far more animals than we ever expected and got photos of bears, bison, wolves, coyotes, bald eagles, osprey, etc. the list is endless.